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OK, so it took a little while. Nearly 17 years, to be exact. That’s how long ago that nice Robert Spano invited me over for a meal and a conversation. And while we talked about a great many things over the course of that evening, one of them was a wondering and a wishing that we might find a project on which the Alliance and the ASO could collaborate. And here we are. I think of Candide as the cultural equivalent of the slow food movement, but slower. In those intervening years, some things have happened that make the rightness of right now unassailable. There’s the decade and a half of watching Robert’s vision, mastery and audacity at work. They inform me with an overwhelming sense of gratitude to call him partner. There’s that same amount of time spent learning the richness and depth of both Atlanta’s and the field’s musical theater artists and knowing with absolute certainty that we could create this hybrid of forms with a collective of “up-to-it-and-then-some” performing artists. And then there’s our current American moment and the slightly unnerving but altogether useful resonance it has with both the time in which Voltaire wrote his original Candide and the time in which Lillian Hellman reached out to Leonard Bernstein with this particular idea and said, famously, “Lennie, dear, this time I think I have it.” For Voltaire, the moment of conceiving his fable was created by a sense of personal, global and political chaos — a time in which the world simply wasn’t operating in the ways he had known it to operate in the past, and his previous philosophical rationales were no longer serving him. For Hellman, it was the awareness that her government was embracing a kind of scrutiny of unpopular views that was manifesting in behavior that looked a little too much like fascism for her comfort — and it seemed that creative artists were on the front line of the scrutinized. And here we are. “All in due time,” said someone. Today seems like due time. Welcome to Candide.

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Director Susan V. Booth has conceived a film component that uses puppetry and visual storytelling. Brooklyn-based artist Matt Acheson designed and created 46 miniature objects that will be projected on sails and help bring the story to life. Acheson .

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Alliance artistic director Susan V. Booth talks about Candide, a historic collaboration with the ASO’s Robert Spano, puppets and the best of all possible worlds.

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n the waning months of its nomadic 2017/18 season, one might think the Alliance Theatre would choose something less daunting than Candide. But no. Artistic director Susan V. Booth isn’t known for taking the simple route or choosing an easy crowd-pleaser to fill a slot. Instead, she joins forces with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Robert Spano for a multidimensional concert staging of Leonard Bernstein’s epic Candide. The best of all possible worlds, indeed. Candide, a colossal adventure tale that

lampoons 18th-century optimism, came to life in 1759, written by Voltaire, a French philosopher in the Age of Enlightenment. It follows the callow title character, who leaves his idyllic life and great love Cunégonde for a globetrotting journey that spans many years, many misfortunes and many catastrophes. Candide’s tutor, Dr. Pangloss, has told him that he’ll enjoy the “best of all possible worlds” and always know that “everything is for the best.” Words to live by? Not so fast. Not every Candide auteur or staging has found success.

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book by Hugh Wheeler (A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd), fared much better. It ran almost two years and won eight Tony awards, including one for Wheeler. His is the version Alliance audiences will see. Booth’s connection to Candide dates to her days onstage as an undergraduate at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. She says she “had absolutely no idea what I was singing about until we got to the end.” She’s determined not to replicate that experience for either actors or audience. “It’s dense, sure, but it’s not impenetrable.”

Puppet master Matt Acheson’s “toys” include a volcano that erupts, wooden boxes that create mechanical waves, and a cosmic switchboard with “disasters and miracles” on it. He provides the horrors that Candide finds everywhere he goes: war, poverty, a tsunami, earthquakes, fire and countless examples of man’s inhumanity to man. 10 ALLIANCE THEATRE | ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG

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But Booth, who directs, likes a challenge. “The older I get, the more the ‘impossible’ is like catnip,” she says. “Some people climb mountains. I try to do things I have no idea how to do. This would be the latter.” Candide, a musical theater/opera hybrid has been fiddled with a great deal since its 1956 Broadway premiere, which ran a mere two months (but did showcase a young Barbara Cook as Cunegonde). Among other criticisms, playwright Lillian Hellman’s script was considered too serious for Voltaire’s intent. A 1974 Broadway revival, with a new


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have? What about free will? “It’s all a very nice dance between absurdity and reality,” he says. Spano, the ASO’s music director, will be on stage, conducting the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and a 17-member cast. That cast is led by tenor Aaron Blake as Candide; soprano Alexandra Schoeny as Cunégonde; two-time Tony nominee Christopher Sieber (The Prom) as Narrator/ Pangloss; and Terry Burrell (the Alliance’s Hospice + Pointing at the Moon and Ethel, Theatrical Outfit’s Lady Day) as the Old Lady. It’s a bit of a full circle moment for Spano and Booth. He invited her to dinner when she came to the Alliance in 2001. They talked about working together some day. “While it took a hot minute,” Booth says, “I’m delighted it’s finally happening.” It’s clear she has dazzling expectations for this Candide. And she’s elated with Spano’s partnership. “He just lights up your head and your senses like no one I’ve ever met,” she says. “I’m over the moon.” And deeply into the catnip. “I am first and foremost a sucker for a good story,” she says, “and Candide is a whopper of a tale with a deeply moving ending of not so much optimistic hope, as resolved resilience. That feels like a parable we could use right now.” A

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When she saw a Goodman Theatre/ Shakespeare Theatre Company co-production in Chicago several years ago she recalls thinking: “Good Lord, this show is impossible to stage.” So, send in the puppets. For this staging, Booth conceived a film component that uses puppetry and visual storytelling. Brooklyn-based artist Matt Acheson spent months creating 46 miniature objects and environments for this Candide. He’ll spend every performance in a small station behind a tiny toy theater above the proscenium and manipulate the puppets to help tell the story. These scenes are projected “onto sails over the orchestra, so everything will circle around on itself in a very awesome way,” he says. His creations range from small sheep and various Candides, Cunegondes, etc. (in matching costumes), to a volcano that erupts, wooden boxes that create mechanical waves, and a cosmic switchboard with “disasters and miracles” on it. He provides the horrors that Candide encounters everywhere he goes: war, poverty, a tsunami, earthquakes, a fire that kills thousands and countless examples of man’s inhumanity to man. Acheson, billed as Puppet Master, sees his role as the one asking questions on behalf of humankind. Is a higher power in control? If so, how much control does that higher power


program note

Opera, Musical Comedy and Social Commentary

Letter from playwright Lillian Hellman to composer Leonard Bernstein as they began the creative journey of Candide

Lennie dear, This time I think I have it. I don’t know, but maybe Voltaire’s Candide. I think it could make a really wonderful combination of opera-prose-songs. It’s so obviously right that I wonder nobody has done it before, or have they? I am very excited by it, but I want to read it two or three times more, think about it, and not decide until — Anyway please reread it quickly and let me know what you think, if you are free when you come back, etc. I think done right, it could have real style and wit, and great importance. Write quick. Much love to you, Lillian

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CAST in alphabetical order MATT ACHESON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Puppet Master JEREMY AGGERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Governor’s Aide/Ensemble, U/S Baron/Ragotski *AARON BLAKE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Candide KATHLEEN FARRAR BUCCLEUGH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensemble, U/S Cunegonde *TERRY BURRELL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Old Lady *BRADLEY DEAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Governor/Ensemble *LOGAN DENNINGHOFF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Captain/Ensemble, U/S Candide *JANINE DiVITA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paquette *HUNTER RYAN HERDLICKA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maximilian *JIMMY KIEFFER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ragotski/Baron/Ensemble, U/S Ensemble CHRISTIAN MAGBY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensemble *JEFF McKERLEY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Priest/Ensemble, U/S Narrator/Pangloss *ALECIA ROBINSON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baroness/Ensemble, U/S Old Lady *ALEXANDRA SCHOENY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cunegonde *CHRISTOPHER SIEBER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Narrator/Pangloss *BEN THORPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cacambo/Ensemble, U/S Maximilian *COREY JAMES WRIGHT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vanderdendur/Ensemble, U/S Governor UNDERSTUDIES MATT BAUM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Puppet Master JULIE KEY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paquette/Baroness/Ensemble CLAYTON MOTE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Captain/Cacambo/Ensemble JD MYERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Priest/Governor’s Aide/Vanderdendur/Ensemble STAGE MANAGEMENT *BRET TORBECK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Manager *JAYSON T. WADDELL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Stage Manager ALLISON KELLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Management Apprentice SKYLAR BURKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rehearsal Stage Management Apprentice

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profiles PRODUCTION & DESIGN ASSISTANCE ACHESONWALSH STUDIOS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Puppetry Fabrication LEE MILLS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Conductor ELIZABETH DINKOVA, RYAN OLIVETI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Directors BEN RAWSON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Lighting Designer LACEY ERB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Projection Designer TAO LI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Projection Programmer JEFF McKERLEY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dance Captain MICHAEL FAUSS, ROBERT STRICKLAND. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rehearsal Pianists HERSHEY MILLNER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casting Assistant COREY BRADBERRY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Directing Observer FOR THIS PRODUCTION NEIL ANDERSON, GABBY IDE, LAUREN ROBINSON, JOHN SCOTT ROSS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spotlight Operators EMILY GRACE BLACKSTONE, HAUZIA CONYERS, KATY MUNROE, NIKI TRAXLER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe EMMA LIPSITT, GRAHAM SCHWARTZ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deck Sound STEVE JORDAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lighting Programmer HOLLY O’REAGAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sound Mixer WILLIE PARKS, VINCENT SIMONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Operations

SETTING 18th-century Europe, Westphalia and travels across Europe, South America and Constantinople.

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Robert Spano, Music Director The Robert Reid Topping Chair Donald Runnicles, Principal Guest Conductor The Neil and Sue Williams Chair Stephen Mulligan, Assistant Conductor; Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, The Zeist Foundation Chair FIRST VIOLIN David Coucheron Concertmaster The Mr. and Mrs. Howard R. Peevy Chair Justin Bruns Associate Concertmaster The Charles McKenzie Taylor Chair Vacant Assistant Concertmaster Jun-Ching Lin Assistant Concertmaster Anastasia Agapova Acting Assistant Concertmaster Carolyn Toll Hancock The Wells Fargo Chair John Meisner Christopher Pulgram Carol Ramírez Juan R. Ramírez Hernández Olga Shpitko Kenn Wagner Lisa Wiedman Yancich Sissi Yuqing Zhang • SECTION VIOLIN ‡ Judith Cox Raymond Leung The Carolyn McClatchey Chair Sanford Salzinger SECOND VIOLIN Julianne Lee• Principal The Atlanta Symphony Associates Chair Sou-Chun Su Associate Principal The Frances Cheney Boggs Chair

Jay Christy Assistant Principal Sharon Berenson David Braitberg Noriko Konno Clift David Dillard Eleanor Kosek Ruth Ann Little Thomas O’Donnell Ronda Respess Frank Walton VIOLA Reid Harris Principal The Edus H. and Harriet H. Warren Chair Paul Murphy Associate Principal The Mary and Lawrence Gellerstedt Chair Catherine Lynn Assistant Principal Marian Kent Yang-Yoon Kim Yiyin Li Lachlan McBane Jessica Oudin Madeline Sharp CELLO Vacant Principal The Miriam and John Conant Chair Daniel Laufer Acting/Associate Principal The Livingston Foundation Chair Karen Freer Acting Associate/Assistant Principal

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Dona Vellek Assistant Principal Emeritus Thomas Carpenter • Joel Dallow The UPS Foundation Chair Larry LeMaster Brad Ritchie Paul Warner BASS Joseph McFadden Principal The Marcia and John Donnell Chair  Gloria Jones Allgood Associate Principal The Lucy R. & Gary Lee Jr. Chair Karl Fenner Sharif Ibrahim • Michael Kenady The Jane Little Chair Michael Kurth Daniel Tosky FLUTE Christina Smith Principal The Jill Hertz Chair Robert Cronin Associate Principal C. Todd Skitch Gina Hughes PICCOLO Gina Hughes


OBOE Elizabeth Koch Tiscione Principal The George M. and Corrie Hoyt Brown Chair Yvonne Powers Peterson Associate Principal The Kendeda Fund Chair Samuel Nemec Emily Brebach ENGLISH HORN Emily Brebach CLARINET Laura Ardan Principal The Robert Shaw Chair The Mabel Dorn Reeder Honorary Chair Ted Gurch Associate Principal Marci Gurnow Alcides Rodriguez E-FLAT CLARINET Ted Gurch BASS CLARINET Alcides Rodriguez BASSOON Andrew Brady Principal The Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation Chair Anthony Georgeson• Associate Principal Laura Najarian Juan de Gomar CONTRA-BASSOON Juan de Gomar

HORN Brice Andrus Principal The Betty Sands Fuller Chair Susan Welty Associate Principal Jaclyn Rainey Bruce Kenney TRUMPET Stuart Stephenson Principal The Madeline and Howell Adams Chair Michael Tiscione Associate Principal Anderson Lagoin Romero † TROMBONE Vacant Principal The Terence L. Neal Chair, Honoring his dedication and service to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Nathan Zgonc Acting Principal/Second/ Associate Principal Brian Hecht BASS TROMBONE Brian Hecht The Home Depot Veterans Chair TUBA Michael Moore Principal The Delta Air Lines Chair

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TIMPANI Mark Yancich Principal The Walter H. Bunzl Chair William Wilder Assistant Principal ‡ rotate between sections * Leave of absence † Regularly engaged musician • New this season

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Soprano 1 Hanan Davis Khadijah Davis Liz Dean Laura Foster Erin Jones Victoria Latimer Arietha Lockhart ** Alexis Lundy Mindy Margolis * Joneen Padgett * Joanna Reesman Brianna Riley Natalie Rogers Stacey Tanner Brianne Turgeon * Soprano 2 June Abbott ** Sloan Atwood * Jessica Barber Barbara Brown Kelly Campobasso Martha Craft Amy Dowis Ellen Dukes ** Brianna Gilliam Mary Goodwin Amanda Hoffman Kathleen KellyGeorge Eda Mathews ** Shannon Nesbit Vickie Orme * Chelsea Rhoades Paula Snelling * Tommie Storer Emily Tallant Cheryl Thrash ** Donna Weeks * Katie Woolf Alto 1 Deborah Boland ** Rachel Bowman

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John Brandt Jack Caldwell * Daniel Cameron * Daniel Compton Justin Cornelius Clifford Edge ** Steven Farrow ** Leif Gilbert-Hansen * Christopher Patton Stephen Reed # Nathaniel Sundholm Tenor 2 Randall Barker ** Mark Barnes Steve Brailsford Charles Cottingham # Phillip Crumbly * Joseph Few * Sean Fletcher Hamilton Fong John Harr Keith Jeffords ** Steven Johnstone * Joseph Kang Michael Parker Marshall Peterson * Brent Runnels Thomas Slusher Scott Stephens * Keith Thompson Bass 1 Dock Anderson Russell Cason ** Trey Clegg Michael Cranford Steven Darst ** Michael Dennison Michael Ervin Jon Gunnemann * David Hansen ** Lee Johnson Nick Jones # Jameson Linville

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profiles MATT ACHESON (Puppet Master, Puppetry Design/Fabrication) is a puppet and theater artist based in Brooklyn. He is a founder of AchesonWalsh Studios, a kinetic creation studio providing design, fabrication, direction and performance services, whose clients include Amazon Studios, Broadway, Lincoln Center Theater, Long Wharf Theatre, Radio City Music Hall and the Yale School of Drama. Matt has had the pleasure of working with many exceptional artists including Basil Twist, Dan Hurlin, Mabou Mines, Lee Breuer, Paula Vogel, Chris Green, Metropolitan Opera, the Swedish Marionette Cottage, MTV, Lake Simons and Nami Yamamoto. Matt designed, built and directed the marionettes for Rinna Groff’s Compulsion, directed by Oskar Eustis. Matt was the puppetry director for Warhorse, during its run at Lincoln Center Theater and for the North American tour. Matt directs and curates the annual St. Ann’s Warehouse Puppet Lab with Krissy Smith. JEREMY AGGERS (Governor’s Aide/Ensemble, U/S Baron/Ragotski) is a voiceover artist, songwriter and actor with three albums under the Brash Music label, and more than 250 audiobooks under the name Jeremy Arthur and other pseudonyms. Alliance: Shakespeare in Love, Edward Foote, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, The Whipping Man and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Recent: Buddy in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at Georgia Ensemble Theatre. Atlanta: Significant Other, Kimberly Akimbo, The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Actor’s Express); A Sanders Family Christmas (Theatre in the Square); Bach at Leipzig, Hands on a Hardbody, Singles in Agriculture (Aurora Theatre). He really can’t believe he’s onstage with the ASO. Love to KJW. AARON BLAKE (Candide) 2017 George London Foundation Award winner, Aaron Blake, earned international recognition for his creation of the role of Timothy Laughlin in Gregory Spear’s Fellow Travelers. His tenor has been described as “Touching and

Explosive” by the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times describes him as “Youthful and Appealing.” Recently Mr. Blake made a critically acclaimed debut with the New York City Opera as, Louis, in Peter Eotvo’s operatic adaptation of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America. He has performed with Cincinnati Opera, The Komische Oper Berlin, The Minnesota Opera, The Utah Opera, Tulsa Opera, The Dallas Opera, Opera Orchestra of New York, Washington National Opera, and The Metropolitan Opera. This season, Mr. Blake returned to the Metropolitan Opera for Les contes d’Hoffmann and The Merry Widow. He recreates Timothy Laughlin in Fellow Travelers with Prototype Festival for the piece’s New York premiere and sings the title role in The American Symphony’s performance of Rothschild’s Violin, at Carnegie Hall. He will appear as Tamino with the Komische-oper-Berlin, debut as Candide with the Atlanta Symphony-Alliance Theatre production, and in The Bernstein Mass with the Ravinia Festival. Future engagements for Mr. Blake include a return to the Metropolitan Opera in Dialogues of the Carmelites and the Komische Oper Berlin in Die Zauberflöte, The Barber of Seville as Count Almaviva with both the Tulsa Opera and The New York City Opera, and Debuts with the Liceu in Barcelona, The Lincoln Center Festival and Opera de Montreal. KATHLEEN FARRAR BUCCLEUGH (Ensemble, U/S Cunegonde) couldn’t be more excited to make her Alliance debut. Recent credits include The Pirates of Penzance, Richard Rodgers and Sheldon Harnick’s Rex (Utah Festival Opera & MT); The Secret Garden, Les Misérables (Red Mountain Theatre Company); Kiss Me, Kate; Rigoletto (Natchez Festival of Music); The Elixir of Love (Opera Birmingham and Peach State Opera); Così fan tutte (Mobile Opera); Il trovatore (St. Petersburg Opera). Thanks to Jody, Susan and everyone at the Alliance for this opportunity, and to Corey, Mom, Dad, Tobey, Penelope, Lisa, Sarah, Nicholas and Krista for all the love.

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profiles TERRY BURRELL (Old Lady) is always excited to work at the Alliance. Recent credits include Hospice/Pointing at the Moon, Cinderella & Fella, Ethel (Alliance); Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar And Grill (Theatrical Outfit); Oklahoma! (Goodspeed Opera); Black Nativity (Southwest Arts Center). Broadway: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Threepenny Opera, Swinging on a Star, Into the Woods, Honky Tonk Nights, Dreamgirls, Eubie. Dedicated to the memories of Jim and Sybil Burrell and Janet Moses. BRADLEY DEAN (Governor/ Ensemble) is grateful to return to the Alliance 22 years after he last appeared here in Romeo and Juliet. Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen, A Little Night Music, Company, The Last Ship, Doctor Zhivago, Spamalot, The Story of My Life, Jane Eyre, Man of La Mancha, Evita. Other New York credits: A New Brain and The Most Happy Fella (City Center Encores); Sweeney Todd (New York Philharmonic); Walmartopia (Minetta Lane); and The Fantasticks. Favorite regional credits: Fly (Dallas Theater Center), Chess (Kennedy Center), A Comedy of Tenors (McCarter Theatre), Follies (St. Louis Rep) and Camelot (Goodspeed). www.bradleydean.net LOGAN DENNINGHOFF (Captain/Ensemble, U/S Candide) is ecstatic to return to the Alliance for this incredible project. Credits: Gaston in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (national tour); Spamalot, Guys and Dolls, Beauty and the Beast, White Christmas (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); Zorro, A Christmas Carol (Alliance Theatre). Other favorite roles include Trevor Graydon (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Anthony (Sweeney Todd) and Cinderella’s Prince (Into the Woods). Much love and appreciation to my wife, Gwen, son Gabe, and many thanks to the incredible teams at the Alliance Theatre and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

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JANINE DiVITA (Paquette) is thrilled to make her Alliance debut. Broadway: Grease, Anything Goes, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. First national tour: Finding Neverland, If/Then, Young Frankenstein. Select regional: Oliver! (Walnut Street Theatre, Barrymore nomination for leading actress); Spamalot (Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars/KC Starlight); Sophisticated Ladies (Arena Stage); Grey Gardens (Portland Center Stage); Evita (John Engeman Theatre); The World Goes Round (Riverside Theatre). Film/TV: “The Americans” (FX), “Elementary” (CBS), “This Is the Moment” (PBS), Hear My Song (Informant Films). University of Michigan alum. Co-founder, Empowered Voices. Love to Rich. www.janinedivita.com HUNTER RYAN HERDLICKA (Maximilian) Broadway: Tony Award-winning A Little Night Music (Henrik) opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury, followed by Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch. Off-Broadway: Once Upon a Mattress (The Minstrel); Dear World (opposite Tyne Daly). Select regional: The Pirates of Penzance (Frederic) at 5th Avenue Theatre & Ordway Center; Cabaret (Cliff) at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus; The Tempest (Ariel) at the Dallas Theater Center; Fiddler on the Roof (Fyedka) and Titanic (Charles) at Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera; Othello (Clown) at the Utah Shakespeare Fest. Film/TV: Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, “One Life to Live.” Hunter has made sold-out, solo concert appearances at Feinstein’s at the Loews Regency, Feinstein’s/54 Below and Birdland Jazz Club in New York City. Carnegie Mellon graduate. @HRHerdlicka www.HunterRyanHerdlicka.com JIMMY KIEFFER (Ragotski/ Baron/Ensemble, U/S Ensemble) is excited to return to the Alliance after 20 years. Off-Broadway: Peter ... Starcatcher, Backbeard. Regional: Curious Incident ... (St. Louis Rep/ Cincinnati Playhouse); South Pacific (Guthrie);


profiles Funny Thing ... Forum, A Servant of Two Masters (Pittsburgh Public Theater); Victor/Victoria (Theatre Under the Stars); ... Poe, The Rivals (Baltimore Centerstage); Merry Wives (Shakespeare Theatre Co.); Elf, Avenue Q (Arkansas Rep); Big River, As You Like It, Opus, All My Sons, Pride and Prejudice, Shipwrecked!, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Little Prince, Pericles (Playmakers Rep); Amadeus, Macbeth (Chautauqua Theater Company); A Christmas Carol, Livin’ in the Garden, To Kill a Mockingbird (Alliance Theatre). Film/TV: Ocean’s 8, Ricki and the Flash, A Reason to Believe, “Criminal Minds,” “A Place Apart.” M.F.A. UNC Chapel Hill. CHRISTIAN MAGBY (Ensemble) is excited to be back at the Alliance. Regional credits: Freaky Friday, Blackberry Daze (Horizon Theatre); Once on This Island, James and the Giant Peach (Georgia Ensemble Theatre); The Dancing Granny (Alliance); Ravished (Theater Emory); Christmas Canteen (Aurora Theatre); In the Heights (Aurora/Theatrical Outfit); Dreamgirls, The Mousetrap, A Christmas Carol (Milwaukee Rep). Last summer, Christian’s musical Mother of God (co-created with Christian Albright) premiered at the Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival. B.F.A. in performing arts from Savannah College of Art and Design, 2016. Youth Ensemble of Atlanta alum. To God be the glory. www. christianmagby.com JEFF McKERLEY (Priest/ Ensemble, U/S Narrator/Pangloss) A Suzi Bass Award-winning actor and choreographer, Jeff has called Atlanta his artistic home for 30 years. At the Alliance, he has appeared in Into the Woods, Shrek and Disney’s Aladdin. Recently, he was seen in the musical Freaky Friday (Horizon Theatre). He is on the board of directors for the Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival and recently became musical theater director at The Paideia School. Jeff is a proud AEA member. Love to Heidi ... you make me better ... xoxo.

ALECIA ROBINSON (Baroness/Ensemble, U/S Old Lady) is happy to once again work with the Alliance and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Previous credits include Ragtime (national tour, Chicago companies); Phantom, Annie, Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music (Theater of the Stars); Jelly’s Last Jam, False Creeds, Disney’s Mulan, Seussical the Musical (Alliance); Doubt (Hippodrome State Theatre); She Loves Me (Walnut Street Theatre); Sweeney Todd (Baltimore Center Stage); Godspell (Arkansas Rep); The Music Man (Marriott’s Lincolnshire Theater). B.F.A. musical theater (Cincinnati Conservatory of Music). Proud AEA member. Many thanks to family and friends for continued love and support. ALEXANDRA SCHOENY (Cunegonde) is thrilled to make her Alliance debut. Recent operatic credits include Miss Lightfoot in Fellow Travelers (Prototype Festival, NYC); Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte (Cincinnati Opera); Donna Anna in Don Giovanni (Queen City Opera); Mrs. Julian in Owen Wingrave (Theatre Osnabrück); and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte (Dutch National Opera). Concert appearances include the Philadelphia Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony and Ballet, Cincinnati Pops, Omaha Symphony, Reno Philharmonic, Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. D.M.A University of Cincinnati-CCM, M.Opera Royal Conservatoire of the Hague, M.M. Royal Academy of Music, London, B.M. Northwestern University. CHRISTOPHER SIEBER (Narrator/Pangloss) is thrilled to be back at the Alliance. He was last seen here in The Prom, opening this fall at Broadway’s Cort Theatre. Christopher grew up in a small town in Minnesota with a population of 642. He started doing shows in his parents' living room, where, at age 7, he was a triumph in The Christopher Comedy Cavalcade of 1976, seen by both his parents and unsuspecting neighbors. Broadway: Matilda; Pippin; La Cage aux Folles; Shrek (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics noms);

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profiles Spamalot (Tony nom, West End production); Chicago;Thoroughly Modern Millie; Into the Woods; Beauty and the Beast; Triumph of Love. TV: “Law And Order SVU,” “The Good Wife,” “Elementary,” “Ed,” “Sex and the City,” “Pushing Daisies,” “It’s All Relative,” "Two of a Kind” and lots of daytime like “Guiding Light,” “All My Children” and “Another World,” where his many recurring characters never went anywhere. BEN THORPE (Cacambo/ Ensemble, U/S Maximilian) is thrilled to be back at the Alliance after last fall’s Hand to God. Atlanta: Big Fish (Theatrical Outfit), Nobody Loves You (Horizon Theatre) and Clark Gable Slept Here (ART Station). Regional: TheatreWorks USA, Pittsburgh Public Theater and Brooklyn’s Theatre 2020. He’s an Atlanta native and proud Point Park University grad. Upcoming: Titanic (Serenbe Playhouse). Many thanks to the Alliance and the Candide team! COREY JAMES WRIGHT (Vanderdendur/Ensemble, U/S Governor) is excited to be back in Atlanta working with the Alliance Theatre, and thrilled to now have worked with the world-famous ASO and Chorus. You may have seen Corey on the Alliance stage during Into the Woods as Rapunzel’s Prince. Since then, he has performed around Atlanta and the country both onstage and screen. He sends a special thank you to his fiancée, Jill Ginsberg, for her unyielding love and support. MATT BAUM (U/S Puppet Master) has delighted Atlanta audiences in productions ranging from Shakespeare to musical theater. Selected credits: From Head to Toe, Waiting for Balloon, Dinosaur, Little Raindrop Songs and Charlotte’s Web at the Alliance; Peter Pan at the Center for Puppetry Arts; Inside I at 7 Stages; Pizza Man at Pinch 'N' Ouch; Making God Laugh and The Hound of the Baskervilles at ART Station. Matt lives in Decatur with his wife, Lucy, and has never been stuck in traffic.

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JULIE KEY (U/S Paquette/ Baroness/Ensemble) is ecstatic to make her Alliance debut. Recent credits include Heidi: The Musical, Fancy Nancy: The Musical (Synchronicity Theatre); Lend Me a Tenor (Legacy Theatre); Pirates of Penzance (Atlanta Opera Studio tour); The Miracle Worker, Don’t Dress for Dinner (Gypsy Theatre). TV/film: “BET Hip Hop Awards.” Julie can be seen this summer in Titanic at Serenbe Playhouse. B.F.A. from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, M.M. from Georgia State University. CLAYTON MOTE (U/S Captain/Cacambo/Ensemble) is a recent graduate of Mercer University’s Townsend School of Music and is excited to return to the Alliance. Clay was last seen in A Christmas Carol with the Alliance at Cobb Energy Centre. Other recent roles include Skip in ART Station’s Life Could Be a Dream and Curly in Mercer’s production of Oklahoma! at the Macon Grand Opera House. Clay dedicates his performance to the memory of his grandfather who never missed a show. AGT JD MYERS (U/S Priest/Governor’s Aide/Vanderdendur/Ensemble) Atlanta: Theatre for Young Audiences repertory company at Georgia Ensemble Theatre; Serenbe Playhouse acting apprentice Company; Miss Nelson Is Missing, The Giver, And Then They Came for Me: Rembering the World of Anne Frank, The Jungle Book (Georgia Ensemble); Picnic (Stage Door Players); The Last Five Years (Marietta Theatre Company); Grease and Charlotte’s Web (Serenbe Playhouse). Tour/regional: Fiddler on the Roof, Newsies (Red Mountain Theatre Company); A Light in the Dark (Student Life Tours). Creative arts director at Rehoboth Baptist Church. Thanks to his family for their unwavering support and to the Candide folks for the incredible opportunity. Samford MT ’16. Colossians 3:17. ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION, founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions,


profiles providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Equity seeks to foster the art of live theater as an essential component of our society. SUSAN V. BOOTH (Jennings Hertz Artistic Director) joined the Alliance Theatre in 2001 and has initiated the Palefsky Collision Project for teens, the Alliance/ Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab, local producing partnerships and regional collaborations plus commercial partnerships for such productions as The Prom; Tuck Everlasting; The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; The Color Purple; Bring It On: The Musical; Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away With Me; Sister Act: The Musical; Bring in ’ da Noise, Bring in ’ da Funk and Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL. She has directed at the Goodman, La Jolla Playhouse, New York Stage and Film, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Northlight Theatre, Victory Gardens, Court Theatre and many others. She holds degrees from Denison and Northwestern universities and was a fellow of the National Critics Institute and the Kemper Foundation. She has held teaching positions at Northwestern, DePaul and Emory universities. She is a past president of the board of directors for the Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for the field, is a trustee of Denison University and a member of the Carter Center’s Board of Councilors. Susan is married to Max Leventhal and is the proud mother of Moira Rose Leventhal. ROBERT SPANO (Conductor) Conductor, pianist, composer and teacher Robert Spano is known worldwide for the intensity of his artistry and distinctive communication abilities. He is celebrating his 17th season as music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. As a highly imaginative conductor , he is an approachable artist with the innate ability to share his enthusiasm for music with an entire community and concert hall. A fervent mentor to rising artists, he is responsible for nurturing the careers of many celebrated composers, conductors and performers, and enjoys collaborations with composers and

musicians of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, especially through his leadership of the Atlanta School of Composers. As music director of the Aspen Music Festival and School, he oversees the programming of more than 300 events and educational programs for 630 students and rising artists. He also holds a conducting residency with the Colburn School Orchestra in Los Angeles. Spano has led ASO performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Ravinia, Ojai, and Savannah music festivals. Guest engagements have included the New York and Los Angeles philharmonics, and San Francisco, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, Minnesota, Oregon, Utah, Kansas City and Philadelphia symphony orchestras, the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, BBC Symphony, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfonica Brasileira, Orquestra Sinfonica Estado Sao Paulo, the Melbourne Symphony in Australia and the Saito Kinen Orchestra in Japan. His opera performances include Covent Garden, Welsh National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera and the Seattle Opera’s Wagner Ring cycles. He has a discography of acclaimed recordings for Telarc, Deutsche Grammophon and ASO Media, and has won six Grammy awards with the ASO. Spano is on the faculty at Oberlin Conservatory and has received honorary doctorates from Bowling Green State University, the Curtis Institute of Music, Emory University and Oberlin. DANNY PELZIG (Musical Staging) returns to the Alliance having choreographed My Fair Lady, Into the Woods, Avenue X and Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. Recent directing credits: Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady (Musical Theatre West); The Mikado (Kentucky Opera); Die Fledermaus (Houston Grand Opera); Barber of Seville (Seattle Opera, associate director). Recent choreography: West Side Story (USC); Tartuffe, Sunday in the Park With George, A Little Night Music (Huntington Theatre); South Pacific (Guthrie); Guys and Dolls (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). Broadway: 33 Variations starring Jane Fonda, A Year With Frog and Toad, both of which received multiple Tony nominations. Off-Broadway: Roundabout Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club. Regional: Ahmanson, Hollywood Bowl, Goodman,

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profiles McCarter, Shakespeare Theatre, Arena Stage, Shaw Festival. Opera: the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Chicago Lyric Opera and Santa Fe Opera. Served four years as resident choreographer for Boston Ballet. He earned his degree in cellular biology from Columbia University.

Associates, a NYC-based company specializing in the design and production of bespoke creative events and interiors. Recent projects include Operation Smile’s 35th Anniversary Gala, New York City Wine and Food Festival, and the Tony Awards Gala. Member USA-829. www.LexLiang.com

TODD ROSENTHAL (Scenic Designer) Broadway: August Osage County (Tony); The Motherfucker With the Hat (Tony nomination); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Of Mice and Men (filmed by National Theatre Live); This Is Our Youth; Fish in the Dark; Roman Holiday. Select off-Broadway: Red Light Winter (Barrow Street); Domesticated (Lincoln Center); Close Up Space (Manhattan Theatre Club); Qualms (Playwrights Horizons). Six years as set designer for Big Apple Circus. International: August Osage County (London & Australia); The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Ireland); Nice Fish (London’s West End). Regional: Steppenwolf (30 productions), Goodman (artistic partner), Guthrie, Berkeley Rep, American Repertory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Lyric Opera of Chicago and many others. Museum exhibitions: Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition, The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes. Other awards: Laurence Olivier, Helen Hayes, Ovation, Backstage Garland, Joseph Jefferson, Bay Area Theater Critics Circle and the Michael Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration. Professor at Northwestern University. Graduate of the Yale Drama School.

KEN YUNKER (Lighting Designer) is the resident lighting designer at Sarasota Opera in Florida. Alliance credits: Native Guard; Troubadour; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; Tiger Style!; The Geller Girls; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; Good People; What I Learned in Paris; Into the Woods; August: Osage County; The Underpants; Mrs. Warren’s Profession. National credits: Florida Grand Opera, Utah Shakespeare, Atlanta Opera, Bermuda Arts Festival, McCarter Theatre, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Utah Opera. Atlanta awards: Suzis for Pancakes, Pancakes!, The Geller Girls and Avenue X, with four additional nominations; Abbey artist of the year nomination; featured in Creative Loafing’s Best of Atlanta.

LEX LIANG (Costume Designer). Work includes design for theater/live performance and special events. He is thrilled to be back at the Alliance, where he recently designed Troubadour. Other Alliance credits: Disgraced, Blues for an Alabama Sky, The Tall Girls, In Love and Warcraft, What I Learned in Paris and Into the Woods. Regional: Asolo Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Cleveland Play House, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Denver Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, Portland Stage, Portland Center Stage and Paper Mill Playhouse, among others. He’s designed more than 50 NYC/off-Broadway shows including Secrets of a Soccer Mom, 9 Circles, Made in Heaven and the upcoming adaptation of Antigone. Lex is the principal at LDC Design 26 ALLIANCE THEATRE | ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG

CLAY BENNING (Sound Designer) has been the Alliance’s resident sound designer for 17 years, designing more than 95 productions, including 27 world premieres, 30 musicals and 25 Theater for Young Audiences productions. Recent work includes Disgraced; Pancakes, Pancakes!; Cinderella and Fella; Troubadour; and Native Guard. He also has designed at Georgia Shakespeare, Atlanta Ballet, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Theatrical Outfit, Geva Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre and the Georgia Aquarium. Awards: seven Suzi Bass awards for outstanding sound design with 14 nominations. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College (B.A.), the North Carolina School of the Arts (M.F.A.) and a member of IATSE/USA829 and TSDCA. SVEN ORTEL (Projection Designer) designs projections and imagery for theater, opera, dance, musicals and beyond. Selected Broadway: Deuce, Faith Healer, Jumpers, The Little Mermaid, Women on the Verge ...., Wonderland, Newsies. Selected West End: The Sea, Marguerite, Jumpers, The Woman in


profiles White. Elsewhere: A Disappearing Number (world tour), Measure for Measure (world tour), Tiefland (Zurich, Barcelona), Rebecca (Vienna, Stuttgart), The Three Musketeers (Berlin, Stuttgart), Richard II (Old Vic), Swan Lake (San Francisco), The Ring Cycle (St.Petersburg). Off-Broadway: TFANAs Hamlet, Party People, Carrie, Julie Taymor’s Midsummer Night Night Dream. Regional: A Confederacy of Dunces, The Other Place, Mary Page Marlowe. Tony nomination for Newsies. Sven leads the M.F.A. program in integrated media at the University of Texas at Austin. BRET TORBECK (Stage Manager) is honored to work with the ASO and Alliance on Candide. Previous Alliance credits include Sheltered, Native Guard, Hand to God, Shakespeare in Love, The Magic Negro, Troubadour, Courtenay’s Cabaret, Born for This, Disgraced, A Steady Rain, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Blues for an Alabama Sky. As a regional theater stage manager for more than 25 years, he has worked all over the country but is now enjoying exploring Atlanta. While Seattle-based, he was a guest faculty member at the University of Washington for five years. JAYSON T. WADDELL (Assistant Stage Manager) is proud to return to the Alliance for his eighth season. He’s worked on such productions here as Native Guard, Crossing Delancey, Troubadour, Moby Dick, Born for This, Tuck Everlasting, The Geller Girls, A Christmas Carol, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, Broke, Sex and the Second City, Next to Normal, Holidays With the Chalks and Bike America. At Atlanta Lyric Theatre, he’s done Jesus Christ Superstar, The Full Monty and Young Frankenstein. At Illinois Shakespeare, he’s done I <3 Juliet, Hamlet, Q Gents, Antony & Cleopatra, Macbeth, As You Like It, Twelfth Night and A Winter’s Tale. Jayson graduated from the Gainesville Theatre Alliance and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. JODY FELDMAN (Producer and Casting Director) began her theater career as an actress in Atlanta before moving into administration as the assistant general manager at Frank Wittow’s Academy Theatre. Jody is the Producer and Casting Director at the Alliance, where she started in 1991

as casting director. While at the Alliance, she has cast and produced more than 200 LORT B, D and TYA productions encompassing a wide range of world premieres including The Last Night of Ballyhoo by Alfred Uhry, What I Learned in Paris by Pearl Cleage, Broke by Janece Shaffer, In the Red and Brown Water by Tarell Alvin McCraney and more than 10 years of Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition-winning plays, plus such world and regional premiere musicals as Tuck Everlasting, Aida, The Color Purple, Sister Act: The Musical, Bring It On: The Musical, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County and Harmony, A New Musical. Jody is most proud of the thriving Alliance engagement activities and partnerships that recognize theatrical work as a catalyst for community conversation and connection. NORMAN MACKENZIE As director of choruses for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra since 2000 and holder of its endowed Frannie and Bill Graves Chair, Norman was chosen to help carry forward the creative vision of legendary founding conductor Robert Shaw. He prepares the choruses for all concerts and recordings, works closely with music director Robert Spano on the commissioning and realization of new choral-orchestral works, and conducts holiday concerts. During his tenure, the ASO Chorus has made numerous tours and earned its four most recent Grammy awards. Mackenzie is also the organist and director of music and fine arts at Atlanta’s Trinity Presbyterian Church and pursues an active recital and guest conducting schedule. The New York Times describes Mackenzie as Shaw’s “designated successor.” In his 14-year association with Shaw, he was keyboardist for the ASO, principal accompanist for the choruses, and, ultimately, assistant choral conductor. He was musical assistant and accompanist for the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers, the Robert Shaw Institute Summer Choral Festivals in France and the United States, and the famed Shaw/Carnegie Hall Choral Workshops. He was choral clinician for the first three workshops after Shaw’s passing, and partnered with Spano in 2011 on the 20thanniversary workshop featuring the Berlioz Requiem.

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profiles ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (ASO), currently in its 73rd season, continues to affirm its position as one of America’s leading orchestras with excellent live performances, renowned guest artist features and engaging education initiatives. The ASO performs more than 150 concerts each year from the Delta Classical Series, Movies in Concert, Family Concert Series, Atlanta Symphony Hall LIVE and the Coca-Cola Holiday Series, as well as community and education concerts. Now in his 17th season as Music Director, Robert Spano’s continued commitment to nurturing and championing contemporary American music, through the Atlanta School of Composers and other partnerships, has defined a new generation of American composers. In 2016, he received the American Composers Forum’s Champion of New Music Award. During his tenure, the Orchestra has performed more than 28 ASO commissions, as well as several co-commissions. The Orchestra continues to record regularly on its in-house label, ASO Media, further demonstrating the Orchestra’s commitment to celebrating classical masterworks, while continuing to perform commission, premiere and record with some of today’s leading composers. During the ASO’s 32-year history with Telarc, the Orchestra and Chorus have recorded more than 100 albums and its recordings have won 28 Grammy® Awards in categories including Best Classical Album, Best Orchestral Performance, Best Choral Performance and Best Opera Performance. ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHORUS Norman MacKenzie, Director of Choruses The Frannie and Bill Graves Chair Jeffrey Baxter, Choral Administrator Peter Marshall, Accompanist The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, founded in 1970 by former Music Director Robert Shaw, remains an important part of the Orchestra’s programming. The Chorus is an allvolunteer, auditioned organization that performs on a regular basis with the Orchestra and is featured on many of its recordings, including 14 that have won Grammy Awards (nine for Best Choral Performance; four for Best Classical Recording and one for Best Opera Recording), 28 ALLIANCE THEATRE | ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG

the 1991 Grammy for Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. The Chorus performs large choral-symphonic works under the direction of Music Director, Robert Spano; Principal Guest Conductor, Donald Runnicles. In addition, the Chorus has been involved in the creation and shaping of numerous world-premiere commissioned works. In 1988 the Chorus gave the world premiere of Bernstein’s last complete choral work, the Missa brevis, written by the composer in honor of Robert Shaw’s retirement that year as the ASO’s Music Director. The Chorus made its Carnegie Hall debut in 1976 in a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra led by Robert Shaw. In addition, the Chorus performed in Washington, DC, for Presidentelect Jimmy Carter’s Inaugural Concert in 1977, and returned there with Robert Spano in 2017 as part of the SHIFT Festival. In 1988, it accompanied Shaw and the Orchestra on their European debut tour. The Chorus has traveled to Germany three times as a special guest of the Berlin Philharmonic – in December 2003 for three performances of Britten’s War Requiem, in May 2008 for the Berlioz Requiem, and in December 2009 for a week of Brahms Requiem performances – all with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Principal Guest Conductor, Donald Runnicles.


discover us. discover you. discover us. discover you. The brilliant writer Zora Neale Hurston said, “There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” Susan Booth has an uncanny ability to select works — years in advance — that eventually and perfectly fit the times in which they land on the Alliance Stage. Based on a work written in 1759, Leonard Bernstein’s comic fable/ operetta Candide simultaneously asks questions about how one lives in a time of hypocrisy, intellectual hostility and political sedition — and provides answers that are wrapped in biting satire, philosophy, religion and phantasmagorical riddles. Unraveling this wildly creative and entertaining production will allow each of us to ponder our own questions and answers to Candide’s central premise: How do you make your own garden grow in a world that doesn’t always make sense to you anymore? Susan and the Alliance Theatre seldom take the easiest path to great art, but it is always worth the journey. Victoria Palefsky Alliance Theatre Board Member

synopsis Inspired by the 18th-century setting of Voltaire’s Candide, this story begins in a baron’s castle in the idyllic countryside of Europe. Candide, the illegitimate son of the baron’s sister, has been brought up with the baron’s two children, Maximilian and Cunegonde, and schooled by his tutor Dr. Pangloss. When the baron finds out that Candide and Cunegonde have fallen in love, Candide is thrown out into the world. Throughout his travels, Candide tests Pangloss’ belief that “this is the best of all possible worlds.”

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about the alliance theatre The Alliance Theatre is Atlanta’s national theater, expanding hearts and minds onstage and off. Founded in 1968, the Alliance Theatre is the leading producing theater in the Southeast, reaching more than 165,000 patrons annually. The Alliance delivers powerful programming that challenges adult and youth audiences to think critically and care deeply. Under the leadership of Susan V. Booth, the Jennings Hertz Artistic Director, the Alliance Theatre received the Regional Theatre Tony Award® in recognition of sustained excellence in programming, education and community engagement. Known for its exemplary artistic standards and national role in creating significant theatrical works, the Alliance has premiered more than 100 original productions, professionally launching important American musicals with a strong track record of Broadway, touring and subsequent productions, including the Tony Award winners The Color Purple, based on the Alice Walker novel; Aida by Elton John and Tim Rice; and Alfred Uhry’s The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Recent musical premieres include Sister Act: The Musical, Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away, Bring It On: The Musical, Stephen King and John Mellencamp’s Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, Tuck Everlasting, Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story, The Prom and, most recently, Janece Shaffer and Kristian Bush’s Troubadour. The Alliance also creates and nurtures the careers of emerging writers through the Alliance/ Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, producing the world premiere for the competition winner as part of the regular season. The Alliance is deeply committed to Atlanta artists, showcasing locally based artists on a nationally watched stage, and sustaining Atlanta’s artistic community through the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab, providing developmental support and production resources for an annual roster of locally sourced performance projects. The Alliance’s dedication to providing access to the arts is reflected in its commitment to creating new work for all ages, and to bringing that work into classrooms and communities across Atlanta and throughout the region. More than 80,000 students each year experience age-specific professional performances and participate in acting classes, drama camps and in-school initiatives through the Alliance Theatre Acting Program and Education Department. The Alliance’s groundbreaking Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young performances offer professionally produced, fully interactive theater for infants and toddlers; the Palefsky Collision Project invites high school artists to create and perform new civic-minded theater based on a classic text; and community acting classes and skill-building workshops engage professional artists, young actors, business leaders and curious learners of all ages. Twice recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for leadership in arts education, the Alliance Theatre Institute equips classroom teachers with theatrical techniques that link directly to school curriculum and have been empirically proven to improve student learning. MISSION Atlanta’s national theater, expanding hearts and minds on stage and off. VISION The Alliance is a beacon of leadership for the national field, while remaining deeply rooted in and reflective of our local Atlanta community. VALUES We believe that acknowledging and embracing differences in identity is essential to a dynamic cultural conversation. This is why we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all areas of our organization and programming.

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board of directors officers

Co-Chairs Anne Kaiser Hala Moddelmog Immediate Past Chair Reade Fahs Treasurer Steve Chaddick

lifetime directors

Rita Anderson Ken Bernhardt Frank Chew Ann Cramer* Linda Davidson Laura Hardman* Hays Mershon Richard S. Myrick Helen Regenstein Bob Reiser Jane Shivers Sally G. Tomlinson Ben White

directors

Kristin R. Adams* James Anderson* Kenny Blank Terri Bonoff Laura Brightwell Megan Burton Peter Carter Jeffrey S. Cashdan Susan Catalfano Steve Chaddick* Tena Clark Leigh Ann Costley Allison Dukes Fred Ehlers Reade Fahs* Howard Feinsand* Andrea Freeman Richard Goerss* Pat Gunning Lila Hertz* Jocelyn Hunter*

Erika James Bob Jimenez Sam Johnson* Anne Kaiser* John Keller Lauren Kiefer* Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Alan McKeon* Dori Miller Hala Moddelmog* Phil Moïse* Jane Morgan^ Maureen Morrison Josh Owen Victoria Palefsky* Paul Pendergrass Scott Pioli Helen Smith Price Asif Ramji Sean Reardon Patty Reid Margaret Reiser* Matthew Richburg Maurice Rosenbaum Steve Selig Pam Sessions Doug Shipman^* Mark Silberman Chris Sizemore Bill Sleeper Bronson Smith E. Kendrick Smith Karen Spiegel Chandra Stephens-Albright Charlita Stephens-Walker Rosemarie Thurston Benny Varzi Rebekah Wasserman Brad Watkins Cynthia Widner Wall Jill Wilson Paul Wrights Todd Zeldin

advisory board Advisory Board Chair Laura Hardman* Vice Chair Phil Moïse* Andrew Agan Joel Alvarado Chris Appleton Maurice Baker Shana Basnight Heidi Boykin Tarsha Calloway Madison Cario Sarah Chatel Nisha Choksi Ezra Cohen Emily Decker Makeba Dixon-Hill Angela Edmond Dale A. Ferguson Ashby Fox Patricia Garrett Matthew Geller Karen Gentry Sarah Frances Giovino Henry Gonzalez Hari Gopal Arlene Warshaw Gould September Gray Kimberley Joiner Hale Elizabeth Hall Nancy Halwig Janet Stovall Harrell Karl Jennings Michael Kaluzny Gloria Kantor Rachelle Kuramoto Mark Lee Lauren Linder Carolina Margarella Ryland McClendon Darryal McCullough Carol Meadows Marjorie Mitchell Dedi Mohr

Michelle Morgan Valerie Mosley Deborah G. Neese Joan Netzel Gail O’Neill Michael Parver Hetal Patel Kathy Portnoy Jason Rhoades Robyn Roberts Jibran Shermohammed Robert D. Simmermon Nicola Smith Jennifer L. Streeter Mark E. Swinton Chuck Taylor Natasha Trethewey Alexandra Tucci Nseabasi Ufot Roxanne Varzi Diletha Waldon Charmaine Ward Amanda Watkins Ellen Adair Wyche Jennifer Yoffy * Executive Committee Member ^ Ex-officio

volunteer leadership

President, STARS Jane Morgan Chairman, Theater Advocates Andjela Kessler Chairman, Theater Educators Myra Medlin & Faye Windham Chairman, Theater Ushers Mary Wellington Chairman, Hospitality Susan Stiefel

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sponsors Alliance Sponsors are businesses, corporations and institutions that have supported the work of the Alliance Theatre. We thank them for their generosity and support.

★★★★★★★ $250,000+ The Coca-Cola Company Anonymous The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Pussycat Foundation

The Rich Foundation Spray Foundation, Inc. Wells Fargo Foundation

★★★★★★ $100,000+ The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation AT&T Delta Air Lines, Inc. The David, Helen and Marian Woodward Foundation The Edgerton Foundation

The Home Depot Foundation The Kendeda Fund The Shubert Foundation The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Turner

★★★★★ $50,000+ The Carter’s Charitable Foundation Fulton County Board of Commissioners Kaiser Permanente PNC

R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation Wal-Mart Foundation The Zeist Foundation

★★★★ $25,000+ Atlanta Foundation Camp-Younts Foundation City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Georgia Natural Gas MAP Fund

Oscar G. & Elsa S. Mayer Family Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. The Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation

★★★ $10,000+ The Abraham J & Phyllis Katz Foundation The Allstate Foundation Alston & Bird Anonymous Cartoon Network

DS Services Georgia Council for the Arts Georgia-Pacific Corporation Georgia Power Hire Profile

Rotary Education Foundation Thalia & Michael C. Carlos Foundation Frances Wood Wilson Foundation Worldpay

William and Eva Fox Foundation John and Mary Franklin Foundation Jones Day King & Spalding National Distributing Company Northwestern Mutual Goodwin, Wright

Northwestern Benefit Corporation of Georgia

★★ $5,000+ Anonymous Aon Risk Solutions George M. Brown Trust of Atlanta Cobb EMC Community Foundation DeepStream VR DocAuto

Place to Perform Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Theatre Communications Group Theatre Forward

By attending our theatre, you have made a powerful statement about how important the arts are to you. With the 2017/18 Season, the Alliance Theatre turns 49. Help us celebrate the power of great theatre for 49 years by making another statement of support louder than any standing ovation. Visit our website at alliancetheatre.org and click on Donate.

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sponsors Alliance Series Sponsor The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company, offering over 500 brands to people in more than 200 countries. Of our 21 billion-dollar brands, 19 are available in lower- or no-sugar options to help people moderate their consumption of added sugar. In addition to our namesake Coca-Cola drinks, some of our leading brands around the world include: AdeS soy-based beverages, Ayataka green tea, Dasani waters, Del Valle juices and nectars, Fanta, Georgia coffee, Gold Peak teas and coffees, Honest Tea, Minute Maid juices, Powerade sports drinks, Simply juices, smartwater, Sprite, vitaminwater, and Zico coconut water. At Coca-Cola, we’re serious about making positive contributions to the world. That starts with reducing sugar in our drinks and continuing to introduce new ones with added benefits. It also means continuously working to reduce our environmental impact, creating rewarding careers for our associates and bringing economic opportunity wherever we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we employ more than 700,000 people around the world. For more information, visit our digital magazine Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com. Cast and company flowers sponsored by

Official Hotel

Official Research Partner

Official Advertising Agency

Foxgloves & Ivy

restaurant partners

government

Major funding for this organization is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners

This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency the National Endowment for the Arts.

Major support is provided by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

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annual fund Individual donors contribute more than $2 million to the Alliance Theatre so that we are able to present exceptional theater and educational programming to our community. We are deeply grateful for their support. To find out more about the benefits of giving or to make your gift, visit us at alliancetheatre.org/donate or call 404-733-4710. Listed below are pledges and gifts to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund and special events from February 1, 2017 - April 13, 2018.

PREMIERE SUPPORT Spotlight $100,000+ SKK Foundation $50,000+ Artistic Director’s Circle $35,000+ Stephanie Blank Barbara & Steve Chaddick Lynn Eden Starr Moore & the James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation Anne & Mark Kaiser Patty & Doug Reid Chairman’s Cicle $25,000+ The Antinori Foundation Farideh & Ali Azadi The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Catalfano Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers & Mr. David Lile Katie & Reade Fahs Doris & Matthew Geller David & Carolyn Gould Mr. Chris Klaus

Victoria & Howard Palefsky Margaret & Bob Reiser Dean Dubose & Bronson Smith Charlita Stephens-Walker, & Delores Stephens Benny & Roxanne Varzi Leadership Circle $15,000+ Kristin R. Adams James Anderson Susan Booth & Max Leventhal Laura Brightwell Ann & Jeff Cramer Mr. & Mrs. William Dukes Ellen & Howard Feinsand Marsha & Richard Goerss Jocelyn J. Hunter John C. Keller Mr. & Mrs. David E. Kiefer Jane & Hicks Lanier Mr. & Mrs. Asif Ramji Dr. & Mrs. Matt Richburg Linda & Steve Selig Mr. & Mrs. E. Kendrick Smith Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Tim & Maria Tassopoulous Mr. & Mrs. Brad L. Watkins Suzy Wilner Paul Wrights

Director’s Circle $10,000+ Anonymous The Balloun Family Terri Bonoff & Matthew Knopf Frank Buonanotte Megan Burton Mr. & Mrs. Peter Carter Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Cashdan Ms. Tena Clark & Ms. Michelle LeClair Ezra Cohen Charitable Trust Diane Durgin Eve Joy Eckardt Mr. & Mrs. Mark A. Eden Mr. Patrick J. Gunning Doug & Lila Hertz Mr. Wayne S. Hyatt Mr. Bob Jimenez Sam Johnson David & Mary Jane Kirkpatrick David L. Kuniansky Mr. & Mrs. John S. Markwalter, Jr. Ms. Evelyn Ashley & Mr. Alan B. McKeon Walter W. Mitchell & Marci Schmerler Hala & Steve Moddelmog Phil & Caroline Moïse Mr. & Mrs. Angus Morrison Marjorie & Steve Osheroff L. Paul Pendergrass & Margaret Baldwin

Scott, Dallas, & Mia Pioli Mr. & Mrs. Sean Reardon Patricia & Maurice Rosenbaum Pam Sessions & Don Donnelly Cathy Selig & Steve Kuranoff Mark & Linda Silberman Mr. & Mrs. Chris Sizemore Karen & John Spiegel Lynne & Steve Steindel Chandra Stephens-Albright & Warren Albright Chuck & Lisa Cannon-Taylor Rosemarie & David Thurston Carol & Ramon Tomé Family Fund Susan & Tom Wardell Waffle House Ramona & Ben White Joni Winston Woodruff Arts Center President’s Fund Amy & Todd Zeldin

BENEFACTORS $5,000 Dr. & Mrs. Raymond Allen Anonymous Ellen Arnovitz Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Asher Mr. & Mrs. Roland L. Bates James & Vicki Bell Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Franklin & Dorothy Chandler Rita & Ralph Connell LeighAnn & Chad Costley Linda & Gene Davidson Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Freeman The George Brown Fund Dr. Marvin Goldstein Dr. & Mrs. John B. Hardman John Haupert & Bryan Brooks Dr. Wendy Heckelman Erin & John Heyman Linda & Richard Hubert Mrs. Erika James Jason & Laurie Jeffay Lee Jenkins in honor of his wife Margaret Kristie L. Madara Anna & Hays Mershon Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Metzger Dedi & Julian Mohr Richard S. & Winifred B. Myrick Debbie & Lon Neese Susan & David Peterson Sam & Barbara Pettway Helen Smith Price Don & Rosalinda Ratajczak Sharon & David Schachter

Alan & Cyndy* Schreihofer Charlotte & Tom Shields Brian Shively & Jim Jinhong William & Margarita Sleeper Henry N. & Margaret P. Staats Susan & Alan Stiefel Maria-Ruth Storts Kathy & Ron Tomajko Michael & June Tompkins Ms. Kathy Waller & Mr. Kenny Goggins The Zaban Foundation John & Kathy Zamer $2,500+ Anonymous Phyllis Kozarsky & Eliot Arnovitz John & Lynn Ayers Lisa & Joe Bankoff The Rockdale Foundation Candace & Jeff Bell Ariana L. Hargrave Shirley Blaine Ms. Christina Bortz Ron & Lisa Brill Charitable Trust Mrs. Lucinda W. Bunnen Dr. Aubrey Bush & Dr. Carol Bush Mr. & Mrs. W. Kent Canipe Frank & Mary Anne Chew Melodie H. Clayton Mark Coan & Family Charitable Fund Susan & Ed Croft Ann & Jim Curry Marcia & John Donnell Ralph & Ree Edwards Eierman Foundation

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Mr. David Felfoldi Andrew & Wendie Fisher Mr. & Mrs. David Fisher Dr. Cynthia J. Fordyce & Sharon Hulette Mr. & Mrs. John D. Fuller Ms. Patricia C. Garrett Heidi & David Geller Karen Gentry The Robert S. Elster Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Laurence O. Gray Mr. Kevin Greiner & Mrs. Robyn S. Roberts Mr. Terrence S. Hahn & Ms. Joan Stanescu Mrs. Carrie G. Hall Lynne & Jack Halpern Henry & EttaRae Hirsch Foundation Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hostinsky Rosthema & Paul Kastin Dr. William A. Kiser Mr. Charles R. Kowal Mr. & Mrs. John Lee Leslie D. Leigh M.D. Eddie & Debbie Levin Dr. Roger Lewis Linda L. Lively & James E. Hugh, III Jeffrey & Cynthia McCreary Nancy & Mike Millett Mrs. Lesley R. Morgan Mr. Michael Morgan June M. Morrison Janice & Tom Munsterman Lynn & Galen Oelkers John & Helen Parker Mr. & Mrs. Norman J. Radow Dr. Susan & Mr. David Rifkin

Dr. & Mrs. Fredric Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Chip Rumely Mr. George Russell , Jr. & Mrs. Faye Sampson-Russell Mr. Ronald B. Russell & Mr. Tommy Sweat Sonny & Jeanne Seals Dr. & Mrs. R. K. Sehgal Mr. & Mrs.* Charles B. Shelton III Benjamin R. Sillins Sara & Paul Steinfeld Karen & Alex Stickney In honor of Carol Jones Jim & Janie Stratigos Mark Swinton Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. Taylor Theatre Communications Group Mr. & Mrs. Ted Verren Mr. & Mrs. J. T. Wiley , Jr. Mr. Charles R. Wolf $1,500+ Judge Gregory A. Adams & Wanda C. Adams Elaine & Miles Alexander Theodore & Andrea Altholz Anonymous Dr. Rhona S. Applebaum & Mr. Mark Peabody Elizabeth & John Bacon Joselyn & Bobby Baker Mr. & Mrs. Billy Bauman Mr. Gregg D. Bedol Mark & Pam Bell


annual fund Individual donors contribute more than $2 million to the Alliance Theatre so that we are able to present exceptional theater and educational programming to our community. We are deeply grateful for their support. To find out more about the benefits of giving or to make your gift, visit us at alliancetheatre.org/donate or call 404-733-4710. Listed below are pledges and gifts to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund and special events from February 1, 2017 - April 13, 2018. $1,500+ (continued) Mr. & Mrs. John Benator Lesley & Bruce Berman Karen & David Birnbrey Sara & Alex Brown Dr. & Mrs. S. Wright Caughman David Cofrin & Christine Tryba-Cofrin John D. Copeland Brad & Sally Currey George & Bonnie Daneker Lori & Todd Edlin Mr. & Mrs. Tim Eyerly Michael & Jody Feldman Ms. Dale A. Ferguson Debbie Frank & Sandy McDonald Andrea Freeman Viki & Paul Freeman Linda M. Garrett John Vaught & Karen Gentry

Karen & Andrew Ghertner Mr. & Mrs. Judson Graves Dawn & Jack Hereth Bruce & Elizabeth Herman Carsten Hilker Melinda Cooper Holladay & Phil Holladay Dr. Joyce F. Houser Mr. & Mrs. Richard T. Howerton III Adrienne Hudson-Morgan Mark Keiser Brian & Carrie Kurlander Sheri & Steve Labovitz Michelle & Jonathan Lerner Mr. & Mrs. Louis Lettes Robert & Michelle Leven Conchita Heyn & Robert Lichtefeld Erin Quinn Ms. Theresa McCabe Jim & Jo McLean Dori & Jack Miller

Janine & Chuck Musholt in honor of Don Musholt Joan Netzel & John Gronwall Mr. & Mrs. Chau Nguyen Peg Petersen Thomas Pinckney Robert & Eva Ratonyi Dr. Denise Raynor Helen M. Regenstein Richard C. Munroe Foundation Dr. Jerry & Mrs. Linda Richman Mr. Steve A. Robinson Peter & Alice Rogers Adam M. Roseman Elizabeth Wallace & Christopher Scislowicz Mr. Scott Seydel & Mrs. Pat MitchellSeydel Fred & Diane Shaftman Nancy & Gerald Silverboard Robert & Judith Simmermon

Michelle & Gary Simon Howard & Robin Sysler Mary & Eric Tanenblatt Mr. & Mrs. Robert Taylor Lorre L. Trytten Ttee Ms. Avril Vignos Cynthia Widner Wall & James A. Wall Adrienne Whitehead Mr. D. Richard Williams & Ms. Janet M. Lavine Sue S. Williams William & Nancy Yang

Ms. Mary Bergh Mr. & Mrs. Neil H. Berman Jay Bernath Betty Blondeau-Russell Judith Lyon & Ron Bloom Rob & Suzanne Boas Judge JoAnn Bowens Dr. & Mrs. Ted Brand Mr. & Mrs. Alan S. Bremer Ginny & Charles Brewer Mr. Paul Bumblauskas Mr. & Mrs. Joel A. Butler Mrs. Mysti Cenkner Andrew Childers Nisha Choksi Julianne Cohn Colonna Family Mr. Stewart Comrie Mr. & Mrs. Charles Conover Rosalie & Max Cooper B.J. Erb, M.D. & Bruce I. Crabtree III Ms. Lurline Craig-Burke Gray & Marge Crouse The Dallas Foundation Celeste Davis Richard & Linda Davis Jeanne S. Pudenz Deborah J. & Peter A. Magowan Foundation, Inc. Phil Delanty Gary Dresser Mr. & Mrs. Brian Dyson Drs. Bryan & Norma Edwards Mr. Ricky Eichholz Mr. & Mrs. Barry Elson Mr. & Mrs. Leonard R. Epley Ms. Gail H. Evans Mrs. Eleanor H. Finley Ms. Catherine Fletcher Mr. Henry Frazier Mr. Daniel Galenkamp & Ms. Pamela Galenkamp George T. Baker Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Kevin J Glass James & Vicki Griffiths Louise S. Gunn Nancy & J. Michael Halwig MD Tyson Harper

Mr. Lucas Hathaway Virginia Hepner & Malcolm Barnes Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. Hermann James A. Hill Mr. & Mrs. Phillip S. Hodges Venita Howell George H. Johnson Mrs. Leslie Joyce Elena Kaplan Angela Karwoski Chris & Gail Kearney Lucy Kinnaird Ms. Lois L. Kuniansky Rachelle Kuramoto Ellen & Jeff Lemming Michael Leonard Mrs. Nicole Lewis Wanda Lewis Michael Lipsitt Sarah Macknik Mr. Jon M. Margolis & Ms. Emily C. Sanders Sam & Scotty Mcaliley William McGee Mr. & Mrs. Isador Mitzner Jane Morgan JDI Fund Clair & Thomas Muller Dennis & Debra Murphy Mr. Mark A. Pallansch Mr. Paul Paris Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Pollock Tera Reese-Beisbier Carol Riggs Mr. & Mrs. Ted J. Rikard Roger & Lynn Ritvo in honor of Ken McNeil Aaron Rogers Dr. Donald H. Ross & Ms. Patti Cohen Mr. Jim Schroder & Morli Desai Ms. Sally Sears Mr. Semon Christina Shalley & Dave Shallenbeger Mindy & David Shoulberg Mrs. Mindy Shoulberg Ricardo Simon David & Virginia Sjoquist Brenda J. Smith

David Smith & Katrina Ferguson Smith Mrs. C. Preston Stephens Jennifer Stone Johnie L. Teague Stan & Velma Tilley Robert Todd Mr. & Mrs. Jerel Verner Mr. Tom Warner & Mrs. Vicki Warner Ms. Amanda Watkins Brooke Weinmann In Honor of Winston Weinmann Barbara A. White Melody Wilder Wilson & David Wilson Ms. Kristen Wood Burke and Mr. Adam Burke Blake & Alice Wood Sherry & Donn Wright

PATRONS $1,000+ Dr. & Mrs. Joel Adler Anonymous Dennis T. Blackmon Dr. Mary S. Campbell Elizabeth Etoll Mr. & Mrs. Frank S. Goodman Warren M. Gump Mrs. Kristin Hathaway Hansen & Mr. Norman Hansen Mrs. Elaine L. Hentschel John Hopkins Pearlann & Jerry Horowitz Kay H. & Burke C. Jones Michael Kaluzny Marium Khalid Suzanne & Thad King Cecil Winn & Edmond Laird Raymond & Penelope McPhee Stacia Minton Chris & Brittany Moses Ann Starr & Kent Nelson RefrigiWear Dr. & Mrs. Charles Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Rothberg Jane & Rein Saral Sam Schwartz & Lynn Goldowski Jane E. Shivers The Shockley Family Susan & Jay Smith Nicola Smith Tony Spurlin Jenny Streeter Judith & Mark Taylor Jeff Tucker Vogel Family Foundation Valerie & Peter Weitzner J.M. Wilkerson Construction Company Ms. Amy Winokur Lynne Winship $500+ Actor’s Equity Association Mr. George T. Baker Dr. Gordon Baker Dr. Deborah Baumgarten

$250+ Alfred G. & Sarah H. Adams Howell E. Adams Jr. & Madeline Adams Dawn & Michael Adamson Carol Agee Mr. & Mrs. Carl H. Anderson Peter & Sheila Anderson Anonymous Michele & Claudia Aquino Ms. Tracie Arnold Yvette A. Assem Darlene Badger Dr. & Mrs. Joseph H. Barnes Kristen Barnett Mr. Travis Barrs Phyllis Baskin Mr. Anthony Nastri Matthew Bernstein Gifford Berry Tracy Berry Mr. Tom Blakely Nancy & Jeffrey Bramlett Bonny Breuer Dr. Harold J. Brody Kathryn Roed Bronstein Mr. & Mrs. David M. Brookes Mr. & Mrs. Jon Brown Helen Brown

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annual fund Individual donors contribute more than $2 million to the Alliance Theatre so that we are able to present exceptional theater and educational programming to our community. We are deeply grateful for their support. To find out more about the benefits of giving or to make your gift, visit us at alliancetheatre.org/donate or call 404-733-4710. Listed below are pledges and gifts to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund and special events from February 1, 2017 - April 13, 2018. $250+ (continued) Mr. Lumis C. Brown, D.M.D. & Mrs. Helen Brown Merv & Schan Brown Carol Cook Bryant Brook Buckelew O. Penelope Burruss D A. Bush Mr. & Mrs. Mark F. Butler Mr. Lawrence Bynum Dr. & Mrs. William J. Casarella Carey Caudle Ms. Laurie J. Champion Shonda Cheekes Jennifer Rashad-Clayvon Kitty & Ezra Cohen David Collins Kenneth Collins Mrs. Anne S. Conkin Mr. & Mrs. Matt Cook Ms. Kim Cooper Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence R. Cowart Mr. & Mrs. James B. Crew, Jr. Jennifer Dana Shelley Danzy Cathy M. Darland Thomas & Ella Dasher Amanda T. Davis Hayley E. DeBell Emily Decker Sarah l. DeFrancis Dehaan Kirk Diamond Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Dickerson Mary Grace Diehl & Michael Jablonski Stephanie DiLorio Ray Dingledine Michael Douglas Mr. & Mrs. Philip A. Dreger Alexandra & Charlotte Dretler Mr. & Mrs. Scott K. DuBois Ms. Lee Ebeling Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Edge Darra M. Edwards Mr. Sean Erwin Mr. & Mrs. David Evans Ariana Feiner Peter B. Fellman Mr. Edmond G. Fisher Ms. Ann G. Fort Louise B. Franklin Shan Franklin Marla Jane Franks, MD Frederic R. Coudert Foundation Kamieka Gabriel Mr. & Mrs. Edward T.M. Garland Azita & Oscar Garrett Anthony Gary Shelley & Bruce Gaynes Derrick & Rachel Gervin Crystal Gibbs Mr. & Ms. John Gilbert Dr. & Mrs. Donald M. Gilner Farrah Glasgow Jon & Suzanne Glenn Mr. Richard Gluck Judith & Robert Golomb Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Gragnolati Stephen B. Graham Dan & Susan Graveline

Mr. & Mrs. Karon Graves Bryant Gresham Edmond Griffin Juliet M Hall Lindara Halloran William R. Ham Mr. Alfred Hanner Warren Harper Ronald L. Harris & Jacqueline Pownall JD & Teresa Hatten Bergen Haworth Amie Herbert Glenda Hicks Dr. & Mrs. David M. Hill Catherine Binns & Jim Honkisz Alice Hood Dr. Hugh Hudson Jr. Mitchell & Pam Hughes Mr. & Mrs. George Ickes Lee Jarboe Betty Jeter Alexander Johnson Allison Johnson Ann & Ben Johnson Cheryl & Ernie Johnson William Johnson Mr. Winfred Jones Mr. Barnabas Kane Drs. Sharon Neulinger & Richard Kaplan Mr. & Mrs. Sean Keenan Mr. Graham Kerr Ms. Carolina Klint Mr. & Mrs. Loren Koch Mr. & Mrs. Edward Koffsky Mr. & Mrs. Russell H. Kramer Carol & Paul Kurtz Kiko Lee Katie Lefebvre Torance & Kiersten Lesane J. Bancroft Lesesne In honor of Billy Levine S. Jarvin Levison Faith & Howard Levy Linda Lewin Constance & Dale Lewis Mr. Robert M. Lewis, Jr. Brenda & Mark Lichtenstein Blake Lindsey Weihua Liu Richard Long & Sheri Easton-Long Al Lurey Kenneth & Molly Lynch Mr. & Mrs. Mark Maimone Ms. Natalie Malin-Davis & Ms. Sasha Davis Sonya Matchan Eileen McClay Terry & Elaine McClean Mr. Joshua McLaurin Birgit & David McQueen Geoffrey & Betsy Meacham Snapdragon Design Gregory L. Middleton Shelley Milakofsky Carol Moore Nancy J. Moore Gayle & Peyton Morgan Richard & Jennifer Morgan Bafana Moyo Daniel P. Murphy Kathleen Murphy

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Dr. & Mrs. Douglas Murray Ms. Renee Najour-Payne Stuart & Fiona Norris Mrs. Donna Nunn Mr. & Mrs. Galen Oelkers Mr. & Ms. Dan Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hara Mr. Philip Ott Leonard Pallats Michelle Parisi Mike Peck Angelina Pennington Ms. Amanda Persons Sophia Brothers Peterman Lori & Jonathan Peterson Carmela Pettigrew Kris Pinto Allen & Susan Potter Jacqueline Powe Melissa D. Preston CPA P.C. Mr. & Mrs. Harry Pritchett Brenda Pruitt Reese-Taite Enterprises Dr. Cecil Reeves & Mr. Alonzo Daniel, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Christopher Reeves Mr. Garland Reid Patrick Reid & Blaine Peters Susan H. Reinach Lois & donald Reitzes Mr. Diff Ritchie & Mrs. Georgia Schley Ritchie Brian & Lynn Roberts Stephanie Robinson Wyanet Robinson Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Rodbell Lin Rogers Physical Therapy Pros LLC Malik Rose Garey C. Rozier Roger Rudow Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Russo Myna Sain Katrina Salter-Wood Dr. Debra F. Saxe Debbie Schultz Amy Jeanne Rosenberg Schwartz Carol Seay Sue Shaffer Bishop Daniel Shapiro & Dr. Nadine Becker Ms. Caryl Shepherd Mr. Patrick Skaggs Fred B. Smith Lisa Marie Smith Shavone Smith Steve & Claudia Smith Will Smith Ms. Adelaide Spang Chirs & Allyson Speaks Barry Spurlock Mr. & Mrs. Kenard G. Strauss Patricia & James Sykes Faye Tate Mr. & Mrs. George M. Taylor Robert Thompson & John Stegall Ms Sue Thore Ms. Adriana Thumann Gail Tolbert Ms. Jeannie C. Vaughan Mr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Vivona Caitlin Way Ms. Cathy Weil

Greg & Teresa Wellborn Tom Williams Mialeeka Williams with No Other Council Alfred Wilson Kiki Wilson Mr. Jorn Winter Kareem Yearwood Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Young Mr. Todd Youngblood James Zeumer Mr. Li Zheng & Ms. Yi Jzang Dorothy Zujkowski * Deceased


annual fund Individual donors contribute more than $2 million to the Alliance Theatre so that we are able to present exceptional theater and educational programming to our community. We are deeply grateful for their support. To find out more about the benefits of giving or to make your gift, visit us at alliancetheatre.org/donate or call 404-733-4710. Listed below are pledges and gifts to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund and special events from February 1, 2017 - April 13, 2018.

Alliance Theatre Staff Giving We would like to thank the following Alliance Theatre & Woodruff Arts Center staff members who have contributed to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund and Transformation Campaign. Emika Abe Jessica Boatright Susan V. Booth Scott Bowne Kristen Buckley Jamie Clements Kat Conley Patrick Conley Liz Davis Megan DeWitt Smith

Lynn Donoghue Christina Dresser Jody Feldman Collins Goss Kristin Hathaway Hansen Danielle Hicks Jim Hubbert Rachel Jones Max Leventhal

Kyle Longwell Liz Lyons Suzanne Morris Christopher Moses Margo Moskowitz Victor Mouledoux Janine Musholt Patrick Myers Rosemary Newcott J. Noble

Johnnie Oliver Courtney Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill Willie Palmer Parks Thomas Pinckney Rebecca Pogue Mike Schleifer Amy Schwartz Doug Shipman Brian Shively Vincent Simons

Matthew Tanner Laura Thruston Bret Torbeck Brenda Turner Sarah Wallis Caitlin Way Cindy Lou Who Jackie Williams Jennifer Williford Michael Winn

Special Support for Candide provided by The Antinori Foundation Jamie Clements & Lance Owen John & Marcia Donnell Lynn Eden Bob and Betty Edge Rosthema & Paul Kastin Janine & Chuck Musholt in honor of Don Musholt

Lynn & Galen Oelkers Victoria & Howard Palefsky Patty & Doug Reid Margaret & Bob Reiser Sara & Paul Steinfeld Judith & Mark Taylor Sue Williams

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annual fund legacy society Celebrating our supporters who have made a legacy gift to the Alliance Theatre.

The Legacy Society celebrates individuals who have made a planned gift to the Alliance Theatre. Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for the Alliance Theatre and its mission, while accommodating your own person financial, estate planning and philanthropic goals. With smart planning, you may increase the size of your estate and/or reduce the tax burden on your heirs. Just as important, you will know that you have made a meaningful and lasting contribution to the Alliance Theatre. To learn more about the Legacy Society, please contact Caitlin Way at 404.733.4757 or Caitlin.Way@alliancetheatre.org. Rita M. Anderson Anonymous Betty Blondeau-Russell Jim & Anne Breedlove Ezra Cohen Ann & Jeff Cramer Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Croft, III Sallie Adams Daniel Linda & Gene Davidson Diane Durgin Elizabeth Etoll Howard & Ellen Feinsand

Laura & John Hardman Glen E. & Nancy Hesler P.J. Younglove Hovey William C. Hyde Lauren & David Kiefer Virginia Vann* & Ken Large Anna & Hays Mershon Mr. & Mrs. John McColskey Phil & Caroline Moïse Richard S. & Winifred B. Myrick Victoria & Howard Palefsky Jan Pomerantz

Helen M. Regenstein Margaret & Bob Reiser Neal & Tricia Schachtel Mr. & Mrs.* Charles B. Shelton, III Jane E. Shivers Roger J. Smith & Christopher M. Jones Wayne & Lee Harper Vason Rick & Terri Western Ramona & Ben White

* deceased

matching gift companies We would like to thank the following companies who have matched contributions to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund. Please visit alliancetheatre.org/match to find out if your employer will match your contribution. American Express GE Energy Norfolk Southern Corporation AIG Corporation Georgia Power Plum Creek Aon Risk Solutions Home Depot Foundation Prudential Financial AT&T Honda Motor Co. Publix Super Markets Bank of America/Merrill Lynch IBM Corporation Sprint Bryan Cave-Powell Goldstein JPMorgan Chase SunTrust Foundation Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Kimberly-Clark Foundation Time Warner, Inc. Chubb Corporation Macy’s Foundation Verizon Corporation The Coca-Cola Company McDonald’s Corporation Yahoo! Deloitte Microsoft Corporation Wells Fargo Equifax, Inc. Neiman Marcus

Do you appreciate live theatre, enjoy meeting new people and trying new things? If so, then get involved with one of the largest volunteer forces in the arts. The Alliance Theatre volunteer STARS program offers a wide range of opportunities, which includes advocating for live theatre, ushering for Alliance productions, participating in and staffing fundraising & hospitality events, and assisting Alliance staff members with daily office tasks. STARS is composed of three committees working together on fundsaving and fund-raising projects to benefit the theatre. The three committees are the Theatre Advocates, the Theatre Educators, and the Theatre Ushers. For more information on becoming a volunteer, please contact Destiny Stancil at destiny.stancil@alliancetheatre.org.

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THE WOODRUFF CIRCLE

Woodruff Circle members each contribute more than $250,000 annually to support the arts and education work of The Woodruff Arts Center, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and High Museum of Art. We are deeply grateful to these 44 partners who lead our efforts to ensure the arts thrive in our community.

$1 MILLION+

RHONDA AND DAN CATHY

WALTER CLAY HILL & FAMILY FOUNDATION A FRIEND OF THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

$500,000+ Gordon W. Bailey

Bank of America Mr. and Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun

Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. The Home Depot Foundation Invesco Ltd. Sarah and Jim Kennedy

The Marcus Foundation, Inc.

A FRIEND OF THE WOODRUFF ARTS CENTER

SunTrust Teammates

SunTrust Foundation SunTrust Trusteed Foundations: Harriet McDaniel Marshall Trust Walter H. and Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund Thomas Guy Woolford Charitable Trust

WellsFargo The Zeist Foundation, Inc.

The Sara Giles Moore Foundation

$400,000+ Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation The Douglas J. Hertz Family Lucy R. and Gary Lee, Jr.

$300,000+ King & Spalding, Partners & Employees PNC The Rich Foundation Spray Foundation, Inc.

$250,000+

Estate of Andrew Musselman PwC, Partners & Employees Tull Charitable Foundation

Turner

UPS Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wood

KPMG LLP, Partners & Employees

Victoria and Howard Palefsky Mr. and Mrs. Solon P. Patterson Patty and Doug Reid Louise S. Sams and Jerome Grilhot

Contributions Made: June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017

Beauchamp C. Carr Challenge Fund Donors

The Antinori Foundation / Ron and Susan Antinori

Deloitte, its Partners & Employees

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THE PATRON CIRCLE $200,000+

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Equifax & Employees EY, Partners & Employees Sally and Carl Gable The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation The Shubert Foundation William Randolph Hearst Foundations

$150,000+

1180 Peachtree Alston & Bird The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Lucinda W. Bunnen Frances B. Bunzl The David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund - Atlanta Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Jones Day Foundation & Employees Katherine John Murphy Foundation Estate of Amy Norman Susan and Tom Wardell

$100,000+

A Friend of the Alliance Theatre & Woodruff Arts Center AT&T Sandra and Dan Baldwin Anonymous in honor of Alleen and Jim Bratton Barbara and Steve Chaddick Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. Ellen and Howard Feinsand First Data Corporation Peggy Foreman Fulton County Arts Council Genuine Parts Company Georgia-Pacific Corporation Google Beth and Tommy Holder Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. Kaiser Permanente Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Merrill Lynch Morgens West Foundation Garnet and Dan Reardon Margaret and Bob Reiser Southern Company Gas Carol and Ramon Tomé Family Fund Mr.* and Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr. WestRock Company

$75,000+

Susan and Richard Anderson BB&T Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Bloomberg Philanthropies BNY Mellon Wealth Management Ann and Jeff Cramer Katie and Reade Fahs The Fraser-Parker Foundation JLL Livingston Foundation, Inc. Massey Charitable Trust

National Endowment for the Arts Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. Thalia and Michael C. Carlos Advised Fund Elizabeth and Chris Willett

$50,000+

A Friend of the High Museum of Art ADP Aarati and Peter Alexander Atlanta Area BMW Centers The Carter’s Charitable Foundation Carolynn Cooper and Pratap Mukharji Melinda and Brian Corbett Crawford & Company Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Currey, Jr. Dan and Merrie Boone Foundation / Dan W. Boone III Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Denny, Jr. DS Services Catherine Warren Dukehart Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP Jennifer and Marty Flanagan Betty Sands Fuller Kate and Paul Gaffney Carol and Paul Garcia General Electric Company George Lucas Family Foundation GMT Capital Corporation The Graves Foundation Nena C. Griffith Halle Foundation Allison and Ben Hill The Howell Fund, Inc. Karen and Jeb Hughes The John W. and Rosemary K. Brown Family Foundation & John and Rosemary Brown Katie and West Johnson Mr. Baxter P. Jones and Dr. Jiong Yan Joel Knox and Joan Marmo Merry McCleary and Ann Pasky Starr Moore and the James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation Morris Manning & Martin LLP Moxie Norfolk Southern Foundation North Highland Mr. and Mrs. David Parker The Primerica Foundation Regions Bank The Selig Foundation: Linda and Steve Selig & Cathy and Steve Kuranoff Mr. and Mrs. H. Bronson Smith Ms. Iris Smith and Mr. Michael S. Smith Sara and Paul Steinfeld Sally G. Tomlinson Mrs. Sue S. Williams The Woodruff Arts Center Employees

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The Patron Circle includes donors who generously made contributions to our FY17 annual funds and/or long-term special projects and endowment funds.

$25,000+

A Friend of the High Museum of Art Kristie and Charles Abney Mrs. Kristin Adams Madeline and Howell E. Adams, Jr. Allstate Insurance Company Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Arby’s Foundation, Inc. Arnall Golden Gregory LLP Yum and Ross Arnold Spring and Tom Asher Assurant Atlanta Beverage Company Atlantic Trust Company The Balloun Family Barbara and Ron Balser Lisa and Joe Bankoff Juanita and Gregory Baranco Anna and Ed Bastian Kelly O. and Neil H. Berman Birch Communications Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Blackney Nancy and Kenny Blank Janine Brown and Alex J. Simmons, Jr. Lisa and Paul Brown Camp-Younts Foundation The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Elaine and John Carlos Wright and Alison Caughman CBH International, Inc. The Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. Compass Group Tony Conway Cousins Properties Sherri and Jesse Crawford Erica and David Cummings Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. Cheryl Davis and Kurt Kuehn Kay and David Dempsey Marcia and John Donnell Margaret and Scott Dozier Mrs. Sarah A. Eby-Ebersole and Mr. W. Daniel Ebersole Ed and Claude Fortson Charitable Trust Ms. Lynn Eden Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers and Mr. David Lile Virginia and Brent Eiland Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc. Nick Franz Sonya and Rick Garber Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Gellerstedt III General Building Maintenance, Inc. George M. Brown Trust Fund of Atlanta, Georgia Georgia Natural Gas Gertrude and William C. Wardlaw Fund, Inc. Goldman Sachs & Co. Carolyn and David Gould Sara Goza Mr. Kenneth Haines The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust

Virginia Hepner and Malcolm Barnes Holder Construction Company Mr. and Mrs. Hilton H. Howell, Jr. Jane and Clayton Jackson Kim and Kirk Jamieson Lori and Bill Johnson Andrea and Boland Jones JP Morgan Private Bank Kaneva John C. Keller James F. Kelly Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Keough * Mr. and Mrs. David E. Kiefer Wendy and Scott Kopp Malinda and David Krantz Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. Lewis Hank Linginfelter Karole and John Lloyd Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Kelly Loeffler and Jeffrey Sprecher The Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation Margot and Danny McCaul Sally and Allen McDaniel The Michael and Andrea Leven Family Foundation Judy Zaban Miller and Lester Miller Morgan Stanley – Atlanta Private Wealth Management Mueller Water Products, Inc. NCR Foundation Terence L. and Jeanne P. Neal Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Northern Trust Northwestern Mutual Goodwin, Wright/ Northwestern Benefit Corporation of Georgia Novelis, Inc. Oscar G. and Elsa S. Mayer Family Foundation Oxford Industries, Inc. Vicki and John Palmer Ms. Sara C. Passarella, in Memory of Ann E. Caulk Mr. and Mrs. E. Fay Pearce, Jr. Dr.* and Mrs. Martha Pentecost Porsche Cars North America, Inc. Printpack Quikrete Mr. and Mrs. David M. Ratcliffe The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Robbie Robinson Mrs. Ruth Magness Rollins Ron & Lisa Brill Charitable Trust Mary and Jim Rubright Ryder Truck Rental, Inc. The Sally & Peter Parsonson Foundation


$25,000+ CONTINUED

Samuel H. Kress Foundation SCANA Energy Rachel and Bill Schultz Mrs. William A. Schwartz Joyce and Henry Schwob Linda and Mark Silberman Mr. and Mrs. Ross Singletary II Mr. and Mrs. Marc Skalla Skanska Mr. and Mrs. E. Kendrick Smith Mrs. Lessie B. Smithgall Southwest Airlines Southwire Company State Bank & Trust Company Dr. Steven and Lynne Steindel Margaret and Terry Stent Mr. G. Kimbrough Taylor and Ms. Triska Drake Troutman Sanders LLP United Distributors, Inc. Lori Vanderboegh and Brady Young Mr. Brandon Verner Susie and Patrick Viguerie Waffle House Kim and Reggie Walker Leigh and Tim Walsh Rebekah and Mark Wasserman Adair and Dick White Ann Marie and John B. White, Jr. Susan and John Wieland Wilmington Trust Suzanne B. Wilner Ellen and John Yates Amy and Todd Zeldin

$15,000+

A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra A Friend of the High Museum of Art (2) A Friend of The Woodruff Arts Center (2) AAA Parking ABM Acuity Brands, Inc. Keith Adams and Kerry Heyward Robin Aiken and Bill Bolen Akris Mary Allen The Allstate Foundation Altria Client Services, Inc. Alvarez & Marsal Arris Group, Inc. Evelyn Ashley and Alan McKeon Atlanta Marriott Marquis Atlantic American Corporation/Delta Life Insurance/ Gray Television Atlantic Capital Bank Mr. and Mrs. Ali Azadi Margaret Baldwin and L. Paul Pendergrass Jennifer Barlament and Kenneth Potsic Susan R. Bell and Patrick M. Morris Nancy and Phil Binkow Stan and Laura Blackburn

The Blanche Lipscomb Foundation Stephanie Blank-Jomaky Mr. David Boatwright Susan V. Booth and Max Leventhal Lisa and Jim Boswell Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Boykin The Breman Foundation, Inc. Brenau University Laura Brightwell Mary and John Brock Brown & Brown Insurance, Inc. Bryan Cave Ms. Mary Cahill and Mr. Rory Murphy The Casey-Slade Group, Merrill Lynch Mr. and Mrs. Jefrrey S. Cashdan Center Family Foundation Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry The Chatham Valley Foundation, Inc. Chubb Clark and Ruby Baker Foundation Cathy and Bert Clark Susan and Carl Cofer Colliers International Ann and Steve Collins Cooper Global Ann and Tom Cousins Charlene Crusoe-Ingram and Earnest Ingram CSX Transportation Rebecca and Chris Cummiskey Russell Currey and Amy Durrell Elaine and Erroll Davis Cari Dawson and John Sparrow Mr. and Mrs. James Douglass Diane Durgin Mr. and Mrs. Merritt P. Dyke Eagle Rock Distributing Company Dr. Geoffrey G. Eichholz L. Franklyn Elliott, M.D. Fifth Third Bank Ford Motor Company Fund The Fred and Sue McGehee Family Charitable Fund Gas South, LLC Sue and Tim Gedrych Doris and Matthew Geller Marty and John Gillin Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Goerss Mr. and Mrs. Richard Goodsell Graphic Packaging International, Inc. Nancy and Holcombe Green Joy and Tony* Greene Drs. Jeannette Guarner and Carlos del Rio Jason and Carey Guggenheim/Boston Consulting Group Mr. Patrick J. Gunning Angelle and Jack Hamilton Nancy and Charles Harrison HD Supply

Grace B. Helmer Hogan Construction Group Mr. and Mrs. Christopher D. Hohlstein Mr. and Mrs. Jack K. Holland Jocelyn J. Hunter Ida Alice Ryan Charitable Trust Infor Global Solutions Inglett & Stubbs, LLC Insight Sourcing Group Jabian Consulting Jackson Healthcare Sheree and John Jay Lou Brown Jewell Ann A. and Ben F. Johnson III Mary and Neil Johnson Anne and Mark Kaiser James E. Kane Greg Kelly Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Kimberly-Clark Lisa and Scott Kirkpatrick Eydie and Steve Koonin Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Kowal Carrie and Brian Kurlander Louise and E.T. Laird James H. Landon Donna Lee and Howard Ehni Macy’s MAG Mutual Insurance Company Meghan and Clarke Magruder Majestic Realty Mr. and Mrs. Mike McCarthy Mr. and Mrs. Forrest McClain McKinsey & Company Mr. and Mrs. John F. McMullan Carolyn and Ken Meltzer Anna and Hays Mershon Ms. Molly Minnear Hala and Steve Moddelmog Phil and Caroline Moïse Montag Wealth Management Winifred B. and Richard S. Myrick Jane and Jeffrey Neumeyer Northside Hospital Caroline and Joe O’Donnell Lynn and Galen Oelkers Oldcastle, Inc. Gail O’Neill and Paul E. Viera Barbara and Sanford Orkin Overture Lindbergh Beth and David Park Karen and Richard Parker Perkins & Will Susan and David Peterson Piedmont Charitable Foundation, Inc. The Piedmont Group MassMutual The Piedmont National Family Foundation Plateau Excavation Suzanne and Bill Plybon Portman Holdings Alessandra and Elton Potts Sandra and Larry Prince Pure Storage Mr. and Mrs. William C. Rawson

Regal Entertainment Group Estate of Shirley Rivers The Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. Fund Mr. and Mrs. William H. Rogers, Jr. Rooms to Go Foundation Patricia and Maurice Rosenbaum The Roy and Janet Dorsey Foundation S.J. Collins Enterprises Salesforce Savannah Distributing Company Jack Sawyer and Dr. Bill Torres Marci Schmerler and Walter W. Mitchell June and John Scott ServiceNow The Slumgullion Charitable Fund Smith & Howard, PC Biljana and Phil Southerland Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Spencer Stuart Karen and John Spiegel Gail and Loren Starr STARS of the Alliance Theatre Chandra Stephens-Albright and Warren Albright Charlita StephensWalker, Charles and Delores Stephens Judith and Mark Taylor Lisa Cannon Taylor and Chuck Taylor Thomas H. Lanier Family Foundation Rosemarie and David Thurston Tim and Lauren Schrager Family Foundation Transwestern Trapp Family U.S. Trust University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance John and Ray Uttenhove Roxanne and Benny Varzi Walden Security Kathy N. Waller Mr. and Mrs. Bradford L. Watkins Weldon H. Johnson Family Foundation Mrs. Susan Kengeter Wells and Dr. James Wells Mrs. Melinda M. Wertheim and Dr. Steven B. Wertheim Rod Westmoreland James B. and Betty A. Williams Richard Williams and Janet Lavine Jan and Greg Winchester Ms. Joni Winston Diane Wisebram and Edward D. Jewell Dina Woodruff Paul Wrights Mary and Bob Yellowlees

* Deceased

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alliance theatre staff ARTISTIC Jennings Hertz Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susan V. Booth Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth and Families . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rosemary Newcott Producer & Casting Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jody Feldman Artistic Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Celise Kalke Playwright in Residence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pearl Cleage Casting & Engagement Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hershey Millner Spelman Leadership Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maya Lawrence Yale Directing Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beth Dinkova Kenny Leon Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ibi Owolabi Literary Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Graf Evans Oglethorpe History Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lucas Evans Spelman Interns . . . . . . . . . . La’Candis Brown, Joi Elaine Porter, Eniola Sodeke Reiser Lab Artists . . . . Melissa Foulger, Keith Franklin, Hank Kimmel, Eric Little, Daphne Mintz, Lee Osorio, Angela Farr Schiller, Tisha Whitaker, Anthony White, Rodney Williams

Properties Properties Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Liz Lyons Master Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Suzanne Cooper Morris Props Artisans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Butkovich, Kimberly Townsend Additional Props Artisans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathryn Muse, Julian Verner Scenery Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Longwell Assistant Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ruth Richardson Shop Foreman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patrick Conley Lead Welder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Lyons Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manny Abreo, Cassie Garner, Marlon Wilson Charge Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kat Conley Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amy Brooks Sound Resident Sound Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clay Benning Production Sound Engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Michelle Jarvis Sound Engineers . . . . . . . . . . Emma Lipsitt, Holly O’Reagan, Graham Schwartz

Production Management Director of Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Victor W. Smith Associate Production Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Margo Moskowitz Stage Management Resident Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bret Torbeck Alliance Stage Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liz Campbell, lark hackshaw, Costumes Kara Procell, Jayson T. Waddell, R. Lamar Williams Director of Costume Shop and Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . Spencer Henderson Assistant Costume Shop Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April Andrew Stage Management Production Assistants . . . . . Skylar Burks, Ashley Dickey, Allison Kelly Design Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicole Clockel Drapers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Kennedy, Cindy Lou Who Craftsmaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Diana L. Thomas Stage Operations Stitchers/1st Hands . . . . . . . . . . Laury Conley, Lyudmila Fesenko, Brett Parker Stage Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Bowne Wig Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsey Ewing Assistant Stage Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Courtney O’Neill Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hauzia Conyers, Katy Munroe, Niki Traxler Crew Chief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vincent Simons Flyman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie Palmer Parks Automation Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Victor Mouledoux Jr. Electrics Lighting and Projections Department Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Steven Love Properties Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Haylee Scott Staff Electricians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gabby Ide, Steve Jordan, Lauren Robinson EDUCATION Dan Reardon Director of Education Teaching Artists (cont’d) . . . . . Neeley Gossett, Al Hamacher, Robert Hindsman, & Associate Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christopher Moses Mira Hirsch, Catherine Dee Holly, Elizabeth Horn, BJ Hughes, Jenna Jackson, Administrative Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Jones Rachel Jones, Carole Kaboya, Ameenah Kaplan, Ashe Kazanjian, Adam King, David Kote, LeeAnna Lambert, Clayton Landey, Bethany Lind Mendenhall, Database & Content Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christina Dresser Nicole Livieratos, Amy Lucas, Barry Stewart Mann, Cara Mantella, Gloria Martin, Family Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olivia Aston Bosworth Early Childhood Program Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kristen Buckley Mari Martinez, Patrick McColery, Bryan Mercer, Karin Mervis, Sarah Newby Halicks, Rosemary Newcott, Donal Noonan, Lee Nowell, Teundras Oaks, Teen & Adult Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Wallis Mary Emily O’Bradovich, Lee Osorio, Brooke Owens, Jeremiah Parker Hobbs, Institute Program Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca Pogue Tafee Patterson, Kelsey Poole, J.L. Reed, Gabriella Rosado, Julissa Sabino, Manager of Education Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liz Davis Viviana Sawyer, Linda Sherbert, David Sterritt, Jasmine Thomas, Education Customer Service Associates . . . . . . . . Nicole Kang, Tiffany Porter Ebony Tucker, Mark Valdez, Jose Vasquez, Amanda Wansa Morgan, Camp Coordinator & Family Programs Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . Aierelle McGill Rachel Wansker, Andrea Washington, Davia Weatherill, Caitlyn Weaver, Communications Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .J. Noble Katy Whitson, Vallea Woodbury, Melissa Word Education Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Bunch Education Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Austin Geter Teen Ensemble Members . . . . . Austin Anderson, Gillian Baker, Laughton Berry, Tyler Bey, Caroline Caden, Amiel Djoume, Kalonjee Gallimore, Travis Harper, Teaching Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Will Amato, Ricardo Aponte, Kim Bowers-Rheay Baran, Jared Brodie, Chelsea Brown, Danye Brown, Laila Henderson, Skylar Hensley, Jalexis James, Daisy Jinadu, Barbara Kincaid, Kati-Grace Brown, Lon Bumgarner, Kevin Bunch, Kirstin Calvert, Kara Cantrell, Joshua Lelonek, Marshall Mabry, Geordyn Marks, Taylor McKinney, Katie Causey, Greg Changnon, Hannah Chatham, Hannah Church, Steve Coulter, William Milhouse, Jordan Powell, Adirah Robinson, Kellie Rodriquez, Megan Cramer, Nakeisha Daniel, Ben Davis, Theresa Davis, Shelli Delgado, Emmanuel Rojas, Monique Schloss, Stella Storino, Ever Taylor Phillip DePoy, Jorge Donoso, John Doyle, Rachael Endrizzi, Jessica Espinoza, Hao Feng, Shelby Folks, Sharon Foote, Daryl Funn, Allison Gardner, MANAGEMENT Managing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Schleifer Company Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Thruston Marketing Off-Site Season Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donya K. Washington Director of Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jessica Boatright Assistant Managing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Emika Abe Brand Marketing Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Holland Baird Creative Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Talia Bromstad Content Strategist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathleen Covington Administration & Finance Director of Finance & Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Shively Patron Experience Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Danielle Hicks Manager of Information Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Hubbert Season Ticket Concierge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken McNeil Accounting Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Hall Sales & Revenue Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas Pinckney Accounts Payable Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kadeja Moton Group Services Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jocelyn Rick Management Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Patrick Myers Group Services Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daviorr Snipes Administration/Education Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elecia Crowley Brand Journalist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A’riel Tinter Audience Development Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Winn Lead House Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Destiny Stancil Development Director of Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jamie Clements Assistant House Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kristen Parker Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving . . . . . . . . . . . Caitlin Way House Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dana Hylton Calabro, Christina Dresser, Ken McNeil, Brittany Smith, Sarah Wallis Grants Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Collins Goss Development Manager, Individual Giving . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julianne Gambert Program Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grace Madden Development Coordinator, Board Relations & Special Events . . . Lindsay Ridgeway

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